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Capturing the Multi-Dimensionality of Energy Access

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Mikul Bhatia, Nicolina Angelou
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This brief publication describes how a multi-tier approach to measuring energy access proposed in the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework of 2013 introduces a five-tier measurement methodology based on various energy attributes, such as quantity, quality, affordability and duration of supply. According to the authors, the approach makes it possible to compute a weighted index of access to energy for a given geographical area. Separate notes focusing on multi-tier measurement of energy access for households, productive enterprises and community institutions will extend the application of the new approach.